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of the debt ceiling. >> the debt ceiling, that even -- that makes me nervous. i'm twitching when i heard the words debt ceiling. stephen, do we think there's any more chance they're moving to at least some kinds of consensus of how we'll run the nation's books before we get to the debt ceiling? >> i'm not sure we are, actually. i think this budget was an ideological document -- >> aren't they all? wait, isn't that what it is, the president's mission statement, right? >> of course it is. no doubt about it. this is the president's statement. i worked for ronald reagan when we put our budgets. it's a statement of principle. the point i'm making is there's not a lot in here republicans are going to go say, oh, wonderful idea. we haven't talked about the new taxes which republicans will reject out of hand. the most interesting thing that happened this week when the president proposed what i think is a fairly modest change to social security, oh, my gosh, these organizations on the left, i mean, had cardiac arrest. and that makes me somewhat nervous about whether we're ever going to get seriou
domestic product in 2008 to 78.2% of gdp, in 2014. under obama's budget, by 2020, the national debt ceiling will exceed $25 trillion. >>> question. is this budget the basis for serious negotiations with the republican leadership? or is it a political ploy? pat buchanan? >> no i think he did throw out a card john with the social security chain cpi. but i don't think it will go anywhere for this reason. the president has tax increases in there the republican house simply cannot abide and go home and survive. he is not going to get those tax increases. secondly, this chain cpi, already has a fire storm inside the democratic party against him for going after social security and medicare. so i think he put this out here. but john the real long-term problem medicare, medicaid social security eat up more and more and more of the budget. you mentioned defense and discretionary spending go down less and less and less. and i think it is, you know, this is no new deal or no new frontier or no great society. it is a timid budget, i think. and it is a grim budget for the united states. >>> the cpi is th
've seen it through the debt ceiling where president obama is moving in their direction and it's still never enough. it's never going to be enough. interestingly here to beth's point, you have a potential strategy here where president obama is demonstrating yet again another object lesson that the republicans are intransigent, not willing to do anything he propose's -- cenk: i got to ask you though, you're all right beth's right joe's right, he's proving over and over republicans are intransigent, but then gives republicans when they wanted and gives it to them again and again. where's the brilliant strategy on policy? isn't he getting his ass kicked? start with joe and move on down. >> it depends on how big a picture you're looking at. certainly in 2012 when we talked about the negotiations over the debt ceiling. what president obama got was an extension of unemployment benefits an extension of the painful tax holiday. cenk: whoop-to-doo! >> for someone at the end of the level, that four or five weeks made a big difference. it also mattered in the fact that it did not detrimentally af
yesterday that focused on the debt ceiling in terms of the possibility of obligations, ur obligations all emanating from congressional actions. we cannot continue on this dangerous path. hopefully this hearing will serve a constructive opportunity to embrace a different path. i yield back. >> thank you so much, mr. levin. again,s this my pleasure to welcome secretary jack lew back to the committee on ways and means. we look forward to your testimony. the committee received your written statement t will be made part of the formal record and secretary lew, you're recognized for five minutes. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman and thank you, mr. chairman, ranking member levin for your gracious welcome here today. it's an honor to appear and present the president's budget for next year. i sit here as chairman noted surrounded by four decades of memories of many important occasions when bipartisan cooperation has moved the country forward in the best interest of the american people. i sit here today looking forward to continuing in that tradition this year and in my current role. our economy
fear that that is being missed in this fight about, you know, the debt ceiling and stuff that's in the short run. >> ostaaustan goolsbee, david stockman, we'll come back to you. thank you very much. >>> up next, we look at the biggest driver of debt and health care. how to cut those costs. we have a great debate, when we come back. travelers a month find whatps 3n they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. yes, it is. and need to get my car fixed? progressive makes it easy, because we give you choices. you can pick where to get your car fixed, we can cut you a check, or, at our service center, we take care of everything for you. [ relaxing music playing ] [ chuckles ] -whew, so many choices. -take your time. -the
, the debt ceiling and stuff that's in the short run. >> austan goolsbee, david stockman, we'll come back to you. this debate is not going to go away with this budget. up next, we look at the biggest driver of debt and health care. how to cut those costs. we have a great debate, when we come back. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ to try on these amazing depend silhouette briefs. oh, it's cheryl burke! who's this guy? securit
, that's right. and if you look at the other big bills that have been passed, the debt ceiling extension, sandy relief or violence against women act, it was about 25% to 40% of the republican caucus and then overwhelming number of democrats who passed those pieces of legislation. so it will be no different if gun reform passes, and immigration reform passes. >> you make a good point, alex. it's very similar to the debt negotiations for the grard bargain. if we're going to pass this, we need huge democratic marge orts, and that means our folks have to man up and woman up and accept a few things that aren't exactly like they want them, too. that's going to be the case on the debt deal and it will be the case on immigration deal. >> but congressman let me ask you, a huge part of this is because the republican party knows that you've ameliorated the image among latinos and hispanic, understanding they're notç monolithic voting blocs. when you have this sort of cross-debate between mod rats in the party, much more broad-minded in terms of their semantic and their actual legislation they're
will not negotiate around the debt ceiling. you for your testimony to date. i want to spend some time talking about the presidential proposal. on this question of debt and how we are right, is it fair to say that the 2001 bush tax cuts but was not paid for at the time by this congress added to this country's debt burden? >> there were two wars that will were not paid for. >> as a result of the collapse, andook a $22 trillion hits necessitated a substantial bailouts by this institution. both of which added to our debt burden. is that correct? to the fourates were looking plans that you it does seem to me to be forward-looking plan despite suggestions to the contrary. we are in a very peculiar situation as it relates to our recovery under the administration. it has 6 million private sector jobs that have been created. we have corporate profits at a double high. we have saw market at near all- time highs. the productivity of an american worker is at an all-time high. highloyment remains itself. we have somet economic indicators that seem to suggest we're doing well but others suggest we have a ways to
to have another crisis, a debt ceiling crisis, because if the president thinks the republicans are going to go along with this, if they are going to go along with other sorts of tax increases, big tax increases for minor entitlement cuts, that's not going to happen. i mean, as we were saying before, it's the sequester, the spending austerity, the right kind of austerity, that is helping this economy right now. balanced off by the fed. we're not going to get rid that have and replace it with tax hikes. >> dave drucker, the gop wants to win in 2014, i get that, but if the gop becomes democrats, i don't think they are going to win in 2014. >> well, larry, i think everybody should disabuse themselves of the fact that the republicans are going to sign on to the obama budget in any form as it's presented today, and that they are going to support tax increases of any kind, and if the president thinks that the fiscal cliff deal is a way forward for him to cut more deal with the republicans he's going to be disappointed. not only is it bad for them politically, they simply don't believe in it and
without a lot of trauma drawn on and on time. the debt ceiling issue approaching as later this summer we have an opportunity. the house is going to move now and put its priorities in place in the senate what do they agree or not we are going to move now and early to reassure people america will pay its debt but to reassure investors and those watching we are serious about tackling our problems. >> host: has sequestration affected your district? >> guest: it hasn't and in fact we talked in our town hall meetings we do a lot of them, people just sort of kind of laughed when we talk about a 500 lb government being forced to lose 10 pounds. people know it's just a small step. they are upset that it looks like the white house is choosing to inflect political pain on the community such as closing local air-traffic towers but for the most part, they think it is a small but important step in the right direction. >> host: was it a political victory for republicans? >> guest: i think it helped reassure americans that we were serious about making some small but important steps in the right directio
by the republicans in the house to increase the debt ceiling. at the end of the day, we got $2.5 in spending. restrapets that was the cap and the sequester. there's been repeated efforts by democrats in the senate and the white house to undue that agreement of august 2011, but it has held. the sequester is holding despite not letting kids go through the white house or the easter egg hunts and not letting the blue angels fly. this is the boy cried wolf kind of thing. at the end of the day, taxpayers won that fight. those who believed in d.c., you had to raise taxes in order to get any spending restraints. we're wrong. we got the -- they were wrong. obama -- president obama is again saying i will never let you cut the budget unless you give me tax increases. he said that for the last three years and he has lost several times on that fight. does he want to have spending restraint or entitlement reform? don't think so. democratic senate with 59 or 60 votes. he woke up every morning and he could have reform entitlements but he didn't, he went to bed. someone could do something for 00 days like qu
for a debt ceiling piece of legislation that would be considered. i would hope, as i said last week, that we could deal with in a nonpartisan, bipartisan, nonpolitical fashion the protection of the credit worthiness of the united states of america and to the maintenance of america's credit rating. it was reduced for the first time in history when we had a debt cliff debate in 2011, and we were reduced by one point in the credit worthiness of our country. that was unfortunate for our country. president reagan said in 1986, unfortunately congress consistently brings the government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. this brinksmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on veterans' benefits, interest rates, etc., would skyrocket if we did that. he was then urging the democratic congress and republicans to support the increase in the debt, which as you know, was done. in addition, keith hennessey who was george bush's national director counsel, payment prioritization doesn't stop payments, it just delays them. then the party sues the government and
on entitlements and we have the debt ceiling which we run up against in july again, and all of that is a recipe for a deal and if there is no deal and i am wrong and it doesn't happen, we are in for troubled times. >> the economy is getting worse for ordinary people. >> i don't think you can look at this, what washington doesn't care about is what is happening to the average american, what they are care about. we are told the storm is great because the fed is printing money like crazy. and to build up assets for banks but no one will stand up. what we have is a set of policemen dynamics which are relevant to so many americans. >>gregg: the taxes are kicking in, employers are dropping their obama health care or they are switching to higher workers' contribution and people with their own coverage are paying higher premiums. >> it is already beginning. you can see the unintended consequences. >> contributing to the decline in the president's levels? >> it is only going. for four years, when any us, anyone watching, goes to the drugstore and cannot get something or the price is higher or a doctor i
that was demanded by the republicans in the house for the increase in the debt ceiling. at the end of the day, we got 2-1/2 trillion in spending restraints. the caps and the sequester, have been repeated efforts by democrats in the senate and the white house to try and undo that agreement of august 2011, but it's held. the sequester is holding. despite the historianics of not having easter egg hunts or not letting kids go through the white house, not letting the blue angels fly. they do that and looks silly, the boy who cried wolf. and at the end of the day we taxpayers won the fight, and those who believed in d.c., you had to raise taxes, in order to get any spending restraint, were wrong. we got suspending restraint without the tax increases. obama -- president obama is again saying'll never let you cut the budget unless you give me more tax increases. he said that the last three years and has lost several times on that fight. so does he want to have spending retrain or spitelement reform? -- restraint or entitlement reform? i don't think so. just look backwards. his first two years a democrati
of what we call the debt ceiling which lets the country borrow money to pay its bills. as a part of that agreement, a large number of people from both parties voted for something that hasn't turned out very well. and it's called sequestration. this is a word that gets tossed around in this chamber. it is having a real and negative impact on the country. i just came from a hearing of the armed services committee where the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the secretary of defense told us that nine battle groups and three bomber groups of our air force and our navy planes have been grounded. about 1/3 of the nation's air capacity isn't flying. across the country today, people who are on medicare, who need chemotherapy treatments from their doctors offices are finding that many doctors are declining to do chemo therapy treatments for cancer patients because of the cuts that take place in sequestration. i met earlier this week with employees of the naval sea systems engineering command in philadelphia whom i represent. they're looking at a 20% pay cut because of furloughs. th
approaches the debt ceiling to say, how are we going to tell the people that we are going to pay off the debt that we've now gone ahead and incurred? and i think a little bit of forethought here, planning into the future, how we're going to pay the bills is the emphasis. and i've always agreed, as the gentleman said, the debt ceiling is something that is necessary for the operations of government. we'll bring a bill forward that will ensure that we don't go into default, but i do think that we should be mindful of how we're going to tell the public we're going to go in the future and pay off these debts. because as the gentleman has many children and grandchildren, he doesn't want his kids nor do i want mine to be shouldering the debt and paying our bills. we should be really committing ourselves not to just borrowing more, not to just taking more from taxpayer dollars because we've done a lot of that this year already. the gentleman talks about the need to proceed with revenues. we already have close to $650 billion i of additional static revenues, taxes that are accounted for because of the
to unfold and as the debt ceiling once again approaches. indeed, it was made all the more worrisome by the house republican hearing yesterday that focus on the debt ceiling in terms of the possibility of prioritizing our obligations, obligations all emanating from congressional actions. we cannot continue on this dangerous path. hopefully this hearing will serve a constructive opportunity to embrace a different path. i yield back. >> thank you very much, mr. levitt. again, it's my pleasure to welcome secretary jack lew back to the committee on ways and means. we look forward to your testimony. the committee has received your written statement. it will be made a part of the formal record. secretary lew, you're recognized for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and thank you, mr. chairman, ranking member levin, for your gracious welcome here today. it's an honor to appear and to visit the president's budget for next year. and i sit here as the chairman noted, surrounded by four decades of memories of many important occasions. when bipartisan cooperation has moved the country for
me they are ready. >> on the debt ceiling, how do you see it playing out? you want it todo play out? >> the house is going to move a bill to give the treasury the ability to make interest payments, to make social security payments, in some particular fashion. our ur goal here is to put spending on a sustainable path. it isn't to default on our debt. the goal is to cut spending. i've made clear that until we get spending cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance the budget in the next 10 years we're going to have fights. >> are you willing to have it turn out in 2011 again, to get to that level of suspense? >> i spent two and half years focused on this one issue in a big way. i think most you have understand my point to get this government to deal honestly with the spending problem. i've watched this government kick the can down the road and kick the can down the road. i swore to myself they would not do it and i'm not. briefing hner earlier. nancy pelosi had a briefing as well. >> tomorrow marks the 100th day of the 113th congress. i believe for the first 100 days he republ
they have to raise the debt ceiling again or else the u.s. could default on its credit. i think that is the sort of mechanism by which we're going to have more -- somebody is going to have to take some action. the question is how big. the president still on this offensive. i think what we have heard from republicans is they're genuinely impressed that the president has gone to these lengths. he's made them feel comfortable in the meetings but the problem is the president in showing good faith to talk about cutting entitlements and social security, he's angered some democrats and he doesn't have a lot of wiggle room now. he's hoping republicans meet him halfway. the problem still is the taxes. the republicans say they raised it in january. the president got what he wanted, albeit less than he want, but they don't want to do that again. let's have the budget cuts without that. i think that's the problem. as much as the president is wining and dining, i think this is where the sticking point will continue to be. >> you talk about no wiggle room. not only does he have critics on the
or not there is going to be a bucket deal probably in two months a lot of the debt ceiling. >> beep on guns. bi-partisan on immigration. maybe we can get to where we have bip beep on the bucket. in connection cook good to have you with us. follow her at national journal.com and i will be back and tell you what the president is up to today. >> this is "the bill press show." can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor
, the debt ceiling is something that is necessary for the operations of government. we will bring a bill forward that will ensure that we do not go into default, but i do think that we should be mindful of how we are going to tell the public we are going to go into the future and pay off these debts. the gentleman has many children and grandchildren. he does not want his kids, nor do i want mine to be shouldering the debt and paying our bills. really committing ourselves not to just borrowing more, not to just taking more from taxpayer dollars, because we have done a lot of that this year already. the gentleman talks about the need to proceed with revenues. we already have close to $650 billion of additional static revenues, taxes that are accounted for because of the fiscal clef deal. it is not that there are no revenues in the mix here. i look forward to working with the gentleman. i appreciate his commitment to longevity in the country, sustaining economic growth or restarting its the we can -- restarting its so that we can sustain it. i yield back. toi think finding a way invest in t
. the houseebt ceiling, will move now to put its priority in place. we will move now early to reassure people that america will pay its debts. we are serious about tackling our problems. affected sequestration your district? guest: it has not. people laugh when you talk government0-pound being forced to lose 10 pounds. closing local air-traffic towers. they think it is a small step in the right direction. host: was it a political victory for republicans? guest: it helped reassure americans that we were serious about making some small but important steps in the right lowerion, walking those levels in was important -- locking those lower levels in was import. i believe we have the political courage to get this done. we have laid out courageous steps on medicare and medicaid to solve those. the president is willing to take some small steps towards us. host: wallace is a republican in dallas. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. police officer and i collect revolvers. my comment for the representative is that i have been leery when the government starts talking about protecting my
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